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. but this was never sold as a humanitarian mission. and the two main security goals toppling the taliban government and destroying al qaeda bases were both accomplished here a decade ago. and the cost, around $600 billion. $8 billion a month. and there are two more years to go. the afghan government of president hamid karzai washington helped put in place is widely considered one of the most corrupt in the world. the u.s. has helped train about 350,000 afghan security forces. the target number. but they're not always loyal. 20% of american combat deaths this year came from afghan forces shooting their american partners. many afghans fear, the government may not be able to hold the country together once u.s. troops leave in 2014. there could be a civil war. >> keep going a little bit more. >> reporter: among u.s. forces, morale remains high. but some are annoyed the war has been ignored in the u.s. presidential campaign. all four of doc coughlin's brothers serve in the military. he's on his second tour in afghanistan. he knows americans aren't talking much about the troops anymore. >> initially when
eastern entity, perhaps, a middle eastern government, has attacked web sites of critical infrastructure in the united states. >> reporter: the hackers have not been able to steal any money in these attacks or disrupt financial markets. but authorities fear the next j generation of wide scale cyberadults could be far more devastating. to be clear no money has been stolen yet. many people trying to bank online could not for a time get access to their accounts. you can see how that could make it difficult for a small business. so that's why tonight the government is work sowing hard to locate and block these ongoing attacks. pierre thomas, abc news, washington. >>> now to politics and 39 days until the election. but a lot of people don't have to wait until november 6. the first votes in the 2012 presidential election have been cast. early balloting got under way in iowa. president obama has three fundraisers in washington tonight. after spending yesterday in virginia, where he hammered away at mitt romney's comments about the 47%. meanwhile, the republican challenger also spent the day in
. >> this is the first time that we know about where a middle eastern entity, perhaps, a middle eastern government, has attacked websites of critical infrastructure in the united states. >> now, the u.s. suspects iran is involved. fortunately officials say everyone's money is safe they fear next generation of cyber attacks could reach deep into financial systems and cause real trouble. that is very scary. kind of a sign of the times. >> it is scary. my goodness, i just thought the banks were all most, i thought they were just so protected. >> foolproof. >> yeah. >> you better worry. >>> your friday forecast. heavy downpours, flooding, boston, new york, philly, d.c. thunderstorms from the ohio valley to memphis and little rock. some scattered showers along the gulf coast, dreb. ing rain in weks texas, and showers in the rockies. >> 70s from billings to albuquerque. in the middle of the country, from minneapolis to kansas city, 80s across the south. >>> well another major tourist attraction is coming to the big apple. the world's tallest ferris wheel. that's right, the 625-foot-t
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